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This Wiki provides a forum for reviewing and commenting on Geoscience Concept Inventory (GCI) questions, as well as submission of potential new questions. The GCI was designed to test the geosciences understanding of entry-level college students. Today, it is being used to study learning in college classrooms and measure expertise, and revisions are allowing its use in elementary and secondary classrooms. The content of the GCI is being expanded to cover as many Earth Science topics as possible.


The GCI is a community instrument. Currently, members of the geosciences, education, and related communities are continually being added as contributing authors. Co-authorship arises from commenting on GCI questions, as well as through submission of potential new GCI questions. We work under the philosophy that any test developed for a community must be developed by the community; otherwise, the test will reflect the values of the individual developers, rather than community needs.

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In the navigation bar you will see links to GEOSPHERE, HYDROSPHERE, ATMOSPHERE, BIOSPHERE. You can follow these links to other pages containing newly developed GCI questions. Feel free to comment, suggest changes, or ask questions. Members or affiliates of the Geocognition Research Lab will respond if necessary, and will use these comments to rewrite questions. Online testing of student learning will occur through a new system being implemented in LectureTools; we anticipate that this online testing capacity will be available in August 2011.


CLICK ON ANY WORD IN THE TAG CLOUD BELOW TO VIEW A LIST OF RELATED QUESTIONS

"closed" tags link to questions that have been validated
"open" tags link to questions that are open for community review

  1. climate and weather (closed)
  2. climate and weather (open)
  3. density (closed)
  4. density (open)
  5. earth's formation (closed)
  6. earth's future (closed)
  7. earth's interior (closed)
  8. earthquake (closed)
  9. evolution (closed)
  10. folds (open)
  11. fossils (closed)
  12. geosphere (open)
  13. glaciers (closed)
  14. glaciers and ice (open)
  15. gravity (closed)
  16. isostasy (open)
  17. magnetism (closed)
  18. magnetism (open)
  19. mountains (closed)
  20. mountains (open)
  21. oceans (closed)
  22. oceans (open)
  23. plate tectonics (closed)
  24. plate tectonics (open)
  25. radioactivity (closed)
  26. rocks and minerals (closed)
  27. rocks and minerals (open)
  28. time (closed)
  29. time (open)
  30. volcanoes (closed)
  31. volcanoes (open)
  32. water (open)
  33. weathering and erosion (closed)
  34. weathering and erosion (open)


Other Resources

Links to GCI papers



Note: The GCI WebCenter was a first step in building community. All WebCenter functions are being migrated to this protected wiki and LectureTools. We thank everyone who assisted us in building a community around the GCI.